Daði og Gagnamagnið have released their entry to represent Iceland at Eurovision 2021, “10 Years”.
Iceland revealed their entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, “10 Years”, on Straumar on RÚV tonight. The song was written and produced by Daði Freyr and is written about Árny Fjóla, his partner of 10 years. Speaking to RÚV, Daði explained the meaning of 10 Years:
“The song is about the fact that Árný and I have been together for ten years. How our love has strengthened with time. The ‘record cover’ is a picture of the face on Árný’s jumper, just as Think About Things was with my face. This is something of a direct follow-on from Think About Things, this song.”
Daði Freyr and his band Gagnamagnið were due to represent Iceland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 with their song “Think About Things.” Iceland will perform in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest on the 20th May 2021
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Iceland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986 and, aside from 2 years of relegation in 1998 and 2002, has participated every year since. The contest is incredibly popular in Iceland, regularly being one of the most watched programmes of the year. Iceland has yet to win the contest but has finished in 2nd on two occasions. In 1999, Selma missed out on victory in Jerusalem by 17 points, and in 2009 Yohanna became the most successful Icelandic entrant ever finishing 2nd in the final with the song “Is it True?”. She scored 218 points, yet still finished 169 points behind the runaway winner Norway.